A federal jury has awarded $250,000 to a Florida couple who claimed Novartis Pharmaceuticals failed to adequately warn of the risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw from taking the bone strengthening drug Zometa.
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Published: September 18, 2012
Tags: battery, civil rights, false arrest, false imprisonment, grandparent, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, kidnapping, loss of consortium, Maryland, police, prison
A Baltimore, Md. grandfather who was beaten while in jail with his wife on allegedly trumped-up charges of kidnapping their grandchild will receive $500,000 from the city under a recently approved out-of-court settlement.
Workers’ compensation exclusivity barred a claim for loss of consortium brought by the wife of an injured worker – even though state law permitted her husband’s tort claim against the employer, the California Supreme Court has ruled.
The wife of an asbestos victim could proceed with a claim for loss of consortium, even though her husband’s exposure to the defendant’s product occurred years before the marriage, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
The wife of a man diagnosed with mesothelioma can maintain a claim for loss of consortium against an asbestos manufacturer – even if her husband’s exposure to the toxic product predated the marriage, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.
An Alabama family has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Intuitive Surgical claiming the company’s surgical robot botched a hysterectomy.
A Chapter 7 debtor could not obtain a bankruptcy discharge of a $300,000 award for loss of consortium stemming from the attempted murder of his ex-wife, the 7th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.
In one of the largest loss of consortium verdicts in history, the parents of a 31-year-old man killed in a highway accident were awarded $13.2 million by a federal jury purely for their noneconomic losses after the man’s wife and children had already settled their claims.
A husband’s claim for loss of consortium was barred by his wife’s settlement of her underlying negligence claim, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
Parents suing for the wrongful death of a severely disabled child could not recover damages for emotional distress or loss of consortium, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled.